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Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
town, has been killed by indiscriminate shelling in the city. dareaa is 7 kilometers south of damascus. and it has been days of fighting with the security forces. this is why the security forces target the city. it is very close to the damascus capital. they use the fighter jets and the shelling. the story of mohammad is very important. he is a peaceful activist. he graduated from damascus university. since 2003, he was very active on social networks, working with other activists in the city to organize peaceful demonstrations against the war in iraq. this is where the security forces detained him. they released him in 2005. since then, he was very active in humanitarian assistance, along with his friends, including one who was killed in the beginning of the revolution. mohammad established what is called -- a well-known magazine in syria. it is called "national gripe." ""grape." this magazine is in arabic and in english. every week, they come up with what is going on the ground. and they come from the analytic pieces from the analysts inside the country. this magazine did an important
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
cities, 681 villages, and more than 1300 townships. ohio is called the mother of presidents. it is the home of eight great ohioans who have become president of these united states -- presidents william henry harrison, benjamin harrison, william mckinley, william howard taft, james abrams garfield, warren harding, ulysses s. grant, and rutherford hayes. it is my pleasure today to state that today ohio's electoral college members will cast their votes to elect president barack obama. the united states constitution, federal law, and ohio law all have called on this group of individuals who will organize themselves as the ohio elector college, according to the ohio revised code. it specifies the secretary of state shall convene the electoral college. so i will now pass the gavel back to the secretary of state, secretary jon husted. >> thank you, congresswoman- elect beatty. one of the traditions of democracy is the orderly transition of power, or in this case, the retention of it. this orderly transition of power, particularly as it relates to the power of the presidency, makes
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 10:30pm EST
that we have in all of our cities. i will end here and i will be more than happy to answer questions that you have a. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> the first thing i would like to ask you, trying to look more into the new syrian position, my concern is that the rights of the minorities and in the new syrian opposition has not been really addressed as the same issues were also presented. how do you address this issue? your last. trying to think about what is going to happen next, that is an issue that the new syrian position should address. >> the rights of the minorities is an important issue. sometimes we emphasize the issues from their own perspective. when the syrian uprising started, christians, alliance, and christians being killed by participating. he decided to go back to his hometown. he is from damascus, but he is playing a role by training journalist to do the video to document the crimes. he is being killed. he became one of the icons of the syrian revolution. it is many, many names. this is why the leader of the syrian council is kurdish and the third leader is ch
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
. [applause] >> now that that the turnpike extends past the city to the airport, any thoughts about revising the song? >> you mean the turnpike no longer ends in boston, it goes all the way to summer set, no. what town is the airport in? >> that's got a ring to it but it doesn't rhyme. that's the thing is the internal rhyme. that song has four rhyming schemes going at once. it's got to be boston unless they take it to aust tin texas. [applause] >> i want to thank all of you for joining us this afternoon. i want to remind you of our next lunch on december 18, we have leon panetta, i'm sure if you have some advice on how to stolve fiscal cliff i'm sure heed like to hear that. >> while you are writing your next song i'd like to present you with your coffee mug. it might give you some inspiration. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> i want to thank the national press club staff including the journalism broadcast center for organizing today's event. and i was wondering if you had one last song you'd like to sing us out on. >> [applause] >> can she borrow your stool? >> this is my wife kim and her
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 10:30pm EST
, neighbors, community members, city leaders, leaders of our country, the mayor, and other special guests. i have the honor of introducing my friend and our champion, secretary of education arne duncan. give him a hand. [applause] since he came to washington with president obama in 2009, he has been a forward thinking and caring supporter of the district. to the teachers and principals of this city in this country. he has helped secure millions of dollars in funding. they helped shape innovative policies, all across the country. he is a true leader, not just in time for celebration, but in times of tragedy and sorrow. yesterday, he attended the funeral of the principle of sandy hook elementary school that lost her life protecting the children of the school. ladies and gentlemen, i am proud, thankful, and privileged to introduce arne duncan. [applause] >> i want to thank the children for their fantastic support. please give a round of applause for the work she is doing. [applause] i think she is an amazing leader, and d.c. has come a long way and has a long way to go. with her passion in her
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 6:00am EST
at the literary life of new york's capital city, albany. sunday at 5:00 p.m. on american history tv on c-span 3. >> house speaker john boehner told reporters the white house has wasted another week in negotiations of the fiscal cliff. this is about five minutes. >> good morning. this is not a progress report. there is no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. 8 days ago, secretary geithner came here to offer a plan that had twice the tax hikes that the president campaigned on. it had more stimulus spending than it had in cuts and an infinite increase in the death lemmas like forever. four days ago we offered a serious proposal. since then, there has been no counteroffer from the white house. instead, reports indicate the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. instead of reforming the tax code and cutting spending, the president wants to raise tax rates. even if the president thought the tax rate hikes he wanted, we wou
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
city, amtrak carries twice as many passengers as all airlines come bind. today it carries 75% of inner city travel letters between new york and washington. amtrak has done all this with the threat of funding cuts and privatization especially of the profitable northeast corridor hanging over its head. we know that in other parts of the world privatization of high speed passenger rail has tried and failed to solve the problems it was intended to solve. these plans were almost always preceded by funding cuts, system i can safety and reliability problems caused a great deal of upheaval in the transportation and forced countries to renational lies a system. with that being said, we think that amtrak's long-term next general plan for the northeast corridor provides a temp plate for a public private partnership that is worth discussing. if the partnership does not reduce the public interest or the interest of the brotherhood of lock motive engineers and other skilled workers. further they believe that amtrak should be the service prider for the northeast corridor and for the united states bec
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 6:00am EST
this scourged of gun violence in our community. it is not just in our inner cities. it is not just in the urban settings. it is not just in the suburbs. it is everywhere. we cannot the scape the scourged unless you lead us, mr. president. we call on all members of congress to encourage. the country is with you. lead us out of this shadow, out of the dark valley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us even when the men fail us every time. we call on you, our god to comfort to the hearts of every mother and father who have lost their child in newton, connecticut today. comfort the hearts of the mothers who lost her son of in chicago today, who lost her doctor in philadelphia today, -- daughter in philadelphia today. in new orleans, alaska, missouri, alabama, all across this country. comfort our hearts and bring us out of this dark, dark place of sadness. give us courage that we may act. give us a wisdom that we may act together. give us peace, for use a blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called your children. we ask for your divine wisdom to descend upon this place. let us as adults m
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
. this is no lasting city we know. may we passed through it with a little more credit to end with a firmer determination to live the kind of lives we have been called to live. >> i now ask the united states senate observed a moment of silence for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> i thank the deadly before the words. so please do have on the floor democratic leader and the yield to her the customary one minute. >> think you -- thank you, mr. speaker. i think the gentleman for yielding and rise in support of the resolution, very important resolution to condemn the act of a lone gunman in newtown, conn., and to offer condolences to the families and members of the community. i join him in the words of this resolution in saluting the coverage of the teachers and administrators who gave their lives to save the children and their care. the first responders your ride on the scene to and the succession of killings that were happening. those first responders, they leave their homes every day knowing they're going to face danger, and they did that day as well. in the face of
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
i brought with me. i was an executive at an electronics company and on the city council and here. i just, you know, it was not like i did it why can't you? i did it because i had a lot of advantages. >> is there a dichotomy with your younger life and being in the wealthiest district in america? >> in my younger life, i was the daughter of a veterinary ran. i was fine, it is a long story, i'm not going there. yes, living in the wealthiest district and running if congress as a welfare mom, but i wasn't running as a welfare mom, that was my story of who i was. i was also an executive at an electronics company. i had my own business. i was a real activist in my community, people knew me. it just added something, somehow. so then i got here and my staff and my consultants started cautioning me not to be the one that comes down to the floor and keeps talking about my welfare experience. i wouldn't do that. most issues but on the welfare reform under bill clinton. i didn't totally agree with what he was doing and i was the co chair here at the house. i thought that was pretty good, it was
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 10:30pm EST
. it is not just in our inner cities. it is not just in our urban settings. it is not just in our suburbs. it is not just in our rural neighborhoods. it is everywhere. we cannot escape this scourge unless you leave us, mr. president. we call on all our members congress. have courage. the country is with you. lead us. lead us out of this shadow, out of this dark valley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us. let us look the one who will lead us even when men fail us every time. let us look to our god. we call on you, our god, to comfort the hearts of every mother and father who has lost their child in newtown, connecticut today. we ask you to comfort the hearts of the mothers who lost her son in chicago today, who lost her daughter in philadelphia today, who lost their teenager in oakland today, in detroit, in camden, new jersey, in new orleans, in alaska, in missouri, in alabama, all across this country. comfort our hearts, and bring us out of this dark, dark place of sadness. give us gives us courage that we may act. give us wisdom that we may act together. give us peace, for you say,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am EST
according to a new survey. -- report. >> this weekend on c-span 3, the city prepares to mark the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945. >> everybody has their own view of what happened. i do not want to argue. i think we are past that. my whole purpose for being here is to honor the dead and listen to to to accommodate what i can to say this as the happen again. >> we will be joined in washington to discuss meetings. >> the members of congress were told -- the committee also heard from advocacy groups in this hearing. >> the committee on oversight and government reform will come to order. this hearing on 1 in 88 children looks into the federal response of rising rates will come to order. americans have the right to know the money washingotn takes from them is well-spent. americans deserve an effective and efficient government that works for them. our duty is to protect these rights. our solemn obligation is to hold government accountable to taxpayers because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. we worked tirelessly with citizen watchdogs to bring genuine refor
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00am EST
stream together instead of the way things typically are, where it is a particular state or city looking for that. we have seen there is enough interest at 13 partnerships would apply for that. that shows the promise of the strategy, which has been used in germany, of the national manufacturing innovation hubs. that is something we will to promote in a second term and expand further. >> over here. >> thank you. every child matters. i applaud you for your comments about the need not to have less having money for children versus money for research and other vital needs in the domestic discretionary budget. the question is, where do we find more revenue? and have you considered taxes on stock transfers and stock transactions or other kinds of innovative -- carbon taxes, other kinds of approaches where we can find new revenue that it would be possible for us to have amongst ourselves for important resources? >> it is going to shock you to know that i'm not here to make news on a new revenues. [laughter] we are busy fighting right now to make sure that we have a budget agreement that is very
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
the history of new york city, albany. next, a discussion on the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff on unemployment insurance. then a forum on skilled immigrant labor and the american economy. after that, speaker john boehner and representative pelosi on the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in medicine, but we have not coordinated care and all of the services that we have end up having cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases that we are treating. you need to step back and ask -- are we hurting people overall on a global level? what are we doing sometimes? now we have the institute of medicine report to think. 30% of everything we do may not be necessary in healthcare? 30% of the medications that we describe? the procedures? this is something that is for the first time really being called out as a problem. >> dysfunction in the u.s. healthcare industry. dr. marty makary on his book " unaccountable." on c-span 2. >> it is estimated that it would cost -- [indiscernible] [bells ringing] >> i chose to honor both. the sacrifice of american se
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 10:00am EST
the country, almost daily reports of victims, many of them children, in small towns and in big cities all across america, victims whose -- much of the time their only fault was being at the wrong place at the wrong time. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely, we can do better than this. if there's even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that's visited tucson and aurora and oak creek and newtown and communities from columbine to blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to try. in the coming weeks, i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this, because what
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
than the shootings on the streets of chicago, my hometown of east st. louis and so many other cities. sadly, it will take more than 27 victims including 20 children a at sandy hook grade school in connecticut. what it will take is a majority of americans and a majority of thoughtful gun owners and hunters to agr that there must be a reasonable limit on gun ownership an weapons. the supreme court acknowledged that the second amendment rights are not absolute, so can we come together and agree that americans have the right to own and use firearms for sport and self-defense with certain limits? we must institute reasonable commonsense limits such as barring those with a history of mental instability, those with a history of violent crime and subject to restraining orders and those whose 2345eu78s have already been placed on a terrorist watch list. they shouldn't own guns. and those straw purchasers who are fencing for drug gangs and other criminal thugs? how about the gun dealers who look the other way when they come to buy those weapons? we have to deal with them realistically and firm
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
weatherman was reported the city was being pelted by hailed the size of canned hams. [laughter] one of the highlights of his career. it was dave bootstrapped a camera to a monkey, worked a talk about drive-through, told lady gaga when he was her age he had a paper route. it was dave who came back on the air less than a week after 9/11 to show the world the work was still standing. [applause] tonight we honor dave letterman who has always offered as an authentic piece of himself. sometimes cranky, often self- deprecating, always funny. those of you who have been on the show he is also a true gentleman. thank you. [applause] when natalia the affected from the soviet union in 1970 she made headlines around the globe, but back home her name was excised from textbooks, photographs expunge from the school and her countrymen work -- were forced to rely on underground channels. no one can be raised what takes hold of the heart. in 1989 when the iron curtain opened, the welcome people -- russian people will come to her back with open arms. 2000 people packed the theater where she trained as
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
was complaining about the dodge city atmosphere that which a think summed it up. " you write and to your book about you'll have to help me with the pronunciations. did he provide the muster roy at 2 had ever seen? >> i have never tied to him above that. after it happened. we were surprised it. had gone into a supposedly relieve the -- a couple of local battalion's it. turn of their work two regular is coming across the border right of the point. we ran into them. the next thing we knew, we were surrounded. the heavy fire from there on the day refused to come out. they just wouldn't. there was a hybrid between us where there was an air base there. it was sitting in a bar. people were talking about how it was of the and the pilots said, i would not let up there. i did not come out here to sit in the bar. i came up to help. the aircraft came flooding in. we knew he was coming in. " the wounded were up there appear ready to run him out on the air strip. he flew over the ridge. he came in and landed. when he landed on the runway at -- order shares were coming off all around as. he just sat there "
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 8:00pm EST
worked for the president and progressive causes and began in 2008 when he performed in five cities in north carolina and. his efforts generated thousands of volunteers and helped win the state for the democrats for the first time since 1976. the last year has been a busy for them on the campaign trail, over 50 radio and television interviews and 40 events, from concerts' and field offices to opening the final night of the democratic national convention. just yesterday, he helped brighten up washington, d.c. by performing at the lighting of the national christmas tree. his music was with us as we celebrated the season, our family and country. i would like to welcome james taylor. [applause] >> thank you, bill, thank you, susan, for the cupcakes. i got a fire one myself. mighty tasty. you know, i titled this thing today election reform because i thought i needed to have a title. i probably know less about election reform then pretty much everybody in the room. i will talk a little bit about it toward the end. really, what i wanted to do it is described a pilgrim's progress through th
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
scenes at the history of new york capital city, albany saturday at noon eastern on book tv and on c-span2 >> house r house speaker told reporters the white house has wasted another week on negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and jobs the white house has wasted another week. secretary geithner came here to offer a plan that had twice the tax hikes that the president campaigned on and had more stimulus spending than in cuts. and an indefinite increase in the debt limit like for ever. now four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then there has been no count offer from the white house. instead reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. instead of reforming the tax code and cutting spending, the president wants to raise tax rates. but even if the president got the tax rate hike that he wanted, un
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 2:00pm EST
more money on our social security. all of us should protest. i do not care what city or state we belong in. we should protest against this do-nothing congress. host: you can always check out our special page on our website, set up for all things related to the fiscal cliff. also, a live twitter stream of comments from viewers and reporters. we will leave our phone calls there for the time being. also on line, check out the resource area. it has related links to try to get your hands wrapped around the issue of the fiscal cliff. all of that on the website. and earlier today, president obama, vice president and biden, and former president and bill clinton spoke at the services for the hawaiian senator who died of respiratory complications on monday, at age 88. he will be returned home to hawaii tomorrow, and a public service will be held at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific on sunday, before he is laid to rest in his home state. the service is about one hour and 45 minutes. >> i am resurrection, and i am light, says the lord. whoever has faith in the show have life, though he
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
going. we have governments both large and small from state and city government, smaller communities like long beach and some others on long island that are just waiting to see if they will get some relief so they can move forward with their plans. we beat back most of the crippling amendments, we beat back all of the crippling amendments and most of the amendments. this is a very very fine day i think in the senate. the century old tradition of different parts of the country rallying those who are beleaguered because of a difficult natural disaster. the fact that 12 republicans voted for a bill that contained virtually no offsets except for the one amendment that passed last week, that is a full bill, a whole bill, a bill that gets new york and new jersey rapidly on the road to recovery and it fills us with hope that we can get something done and get something done quickly. when we pressed, when we explained to our colleagues what we needed at a desperation here, they listened carefully and we are really very very glad about that. let me say a few specific things, there is very ample fun
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
city, saturday at noon eastern. >> a report by the group securing america's future energy and with the greatest threat to economic -- says the greatest threat to economic security is dependent on foreign oil. they are suggesting a plan of maximizing oil and gas production and improving conservation, to reduce revenue and decrease our debt. >> good evening. we are nothing without their credibility as the great ceo's and leaders of our time i want to give of thanks to the staff. we stand on their shoulders and the hard work and time they spent with the leadership council, the policies staff to put these events together, our public local staff we did our political staff and the rest. we are seeing more production than we have seen before. the last couple decades of year on year growth. the demand for oil continues to decline based on fuel economy standards and other reasons, yet we continue to have a problem. i think the report we are , its subtitley compan says it all, are missing american resources. how do we leverage the abundance we have in the united states to our maximu
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